Hello: I installed "Motocross Madness v1.0" motorcycle racing CD onto a WinME system and it worked.
2 weeks later - put in the CD - clicked game START button - hear motorcycle rev-up - then black screen and right back to desktop.
CD-ROM drive is working; 3D acceleration is detected by game installation; DirectX 8.0a is installed; "Motocross Madness v1.0 Trial DEMO" (playable) works on this system right now.
1.) What is happening when a game begins to start-up . . . is the video resolution changing from 800x600 to 640x480 for the 3D effect; is the game searching for the CD in the CD-ROM drive; since it worked before what could be preventing it from starting-up?
2.) Am I supposed to reinstall . . . "DirectX 8.0a; RealPlayer; Quicktime; Windows Media Player" ????
One month with this problem - any help would be greatly appreciated.
Do all your other games still work fine?
It's strange that it has worked and then decided to stop but it does happen quite alot. I would try a re-install of DirectX, video drivers, that type of thing. I can't see Quick time or RP or WMP having an effect really.
let us know how you get on!
You may also check and update your monitor drivers. Civ3 crashed to desktop for me immediately after opening when I had my refresh set to 85hz or above. Updating my monitor drivers from the plug n play Windows to the Mitsubishi drivers corrected the problem.